Reading a magazine in my hotel room, I discovered a new “Tribeca style” restaurant called Liberty Café (there are images of the Statue of Liberty on the windows), which made me wonder. Later, I saw the menu on the street, offering up a “Big Apple Breakfast” and then the translation (“full English”).
Even better, another British magazine (Elle, I think) had an article about the new Smyth hotel in Tribeca (for real), pointing out that it's on West Broadway (yes) and conveniently located near the M train. Hmmm. Which provided several minutes of entertainment.